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khuzestan dates from Harvesting to storage

ISNA / Khuzestan The director of the Rural Cooperative of Khuzestan Province announced the completion of the sale of colonial dates in the province.

In an interview with ISNA, Mohammad Amin Moinorad, noting that the sale of dates purchased from farmers in the province has been completed, said: The loading of dates (colonial) has started yesterday and must be taken out of storage to be in the hands of the original owner (Buyer) Reach.

He added: the loading operation of the date crop will take one to one and a half months.

Moinurad added: “The sale operation has been completed, which means that we do not have to sell 100 or 200 tons of dates every day, and all the dates are bought together by real companies.”

The director of Khuzestan Rural Cooperative stated that the number of dates purchased from farmers was 21,145 tons, stating: The loading of dates started from 5 Mehr Abadan cold storage and the product was purchased by some local countries Company.

He said about the Rial value of selling dates: The purchased dates have a rating. Each kilogram of first grade 9,200 Tomans, second grade 7,000 Tomans and third grade 6,000 Tomans has been purchased.

The evacuation of colonial dates from the warehouses of rural cooperatives in Khuzestan began

The director of Khuzestan Rural Cooperative said: the operation of unloading and loading the colonial dates from the warehouses of rural cooperatives started from today, Wednesday.

In an interview with IRNA on Wednesday, Mohammad Amin Moinrad added: “It will take about a month to unload and load about 21,000 tons of colonial dates, which were purchased as guaranteed from Khuzestan palm farmers this fall and transferred to rural cooperative warehouses.”
He said: “Currently, trucks carrying dates are loading in rural cooperative warehouses in the cities of Abadan, Ahvaz, Shadegan, Mahshahr, Karun, Hamidiyeh and Bavi.”
The director of Khuzestan Rural Cooperative added: “After evacuating dates, the warehouses of rural cooperatives have been quarantined and disinfected to provide conditions for preparing to buy guaranteed wheat in the 1401-1400 crop year.”
Colonial dates are said to have been purchased by the private companies.
Khuzestan Rural Cooperative has paid 1,460 billion rials in cash to the province’s palm growers for the guaranteed purchase of colonial dates.
In recent months, the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives has auctioned off colonial dates in several stages.
According to IRNA, the guaranteed purchase of colonial dates was made in Khuzestan after a 17-year hiatus from September 15, 2014 to November 31. According to the date grading criteria approved by the Agricultural Products Pricing Council, each kilogram of colonial dates was considered 150 first-grade seeds, 180 second-grade seeds and more than 180 third-grade seeds, and was priced accordingly.
A large part of Khuzestan’s colonial dates were also purchased by 60 private sector packaging workshops.
This year, the total production of Khuzestan colonial dates was about 146 thousand tons, of which 85 thousand tons were exported and 26 thousand tons were absorbed in the industrial processing sector in the province.
The total area of ​​fertile and non-fertile date palms in Khuzestan is 42,500 hectares, of which a total of 235,000 tons of khark, wet and dates were harvested this year, which was an increase of 5,000 tons compared to the previous crop year.
Shadegan, Behbahan, Abadan, Azadegan plain, Khorramshahr, Hoveyzeh, Hamidiyeh, Ahvaz, Karun, Mahshahr

and Hindijan are the main centers of date production in Khuzestan.
Dates have the highest added value among agricultural products of Khuzestan, but its added value does not go to farmers and farmers in the province.
Many of the palm trees in southern Khuzestan, especially Abadan and Khorramshahr, were destroyed during the imposed war, and some were severely damaged by salinity and water shortages.
This year, a large part of the date palms in the southern and central regions of Khuzestan were facing water stress and water salinity, which had reduced the quality of dates produced in the province.